Kyle Lilly

Program Coordinator, Training, LIFT-Chicago

Chicago -

At LIFT, Kyle focuses on member retention, assisting with the strengthening of community partnerships and streamlining communication with intern coaches.

Kyle LIFTs for the predominately Black and Brown communities around the country (like the one in Boston where he is from and the one in Chicago in which he currently lives) that have been overlooked and negatively affected through generations of systemically racist practices. He believes that advocacy, empowerment and community building can greatly aid with the success of individuals and their families.

After graduating from Loyola University, Kyle served in the AmeriCorps program, City Year. During the first year, he served as a Corps Member at a high school on Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood where he was a tutor and mentor to seventh through ninth grade students. The following year, he served on the Civic Engagement Team and helped to plan twenty service projects at various Chicago Public School sites. For the two years prior to coming to LIFT, he served as the ELA Program Coordinator at MetroSquash in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. In this role, he worked closely with the fifth and sixth grade cohort of students and helped these students to integrate into the program. He will begin to pursue his Masters in Urban Planning in the Fall of 2019 at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kyle is an avid comic book and science fiction fan and he enjoys finding street art throughout the city of Chicago and staying connected to the local art scene.

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